For any new investor the choice of a software program can be confusing.
There are quite a few decent programs out there and new ones pop up every so often in what must be a lucrative market.
My advice to any newbie is not to buy any until you have investigated the whole investing scene to make sure that when you do fork out the $'s your buying one that suits what you need. There are many free sites and you can even trial some software.
Don't buy a black box!!!